The New and Improved Tennis Thread - Wimbledon

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  1. Wendel Clark

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    Its nice to watch Top Tier Tennis again. Those 2 months, I was watching and betting on some awful tennis.
     
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  2. Wendel Clark

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    Canada USA in the ATP Cup tomorrow

    Shapo/Isnder
    Felix/Fritz
     
  3. Wendel Clark

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    Lets go #Tennis

    Canada vs USA.

    Shapo pulled out and Isner playing Schnur
     
  4. SC

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    Shapo hurt?
     
  5. Wendel Clark

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    They just said he wasnt ready. Maybe some conditioning after COVID.
     
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  6. Wendel Clark

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    Time for Felix Fritz. Excited for this match
     
  7. Wendel Clark

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    I know I say this all the time. But literally tennis channel is 2 points behind Flashscore
     
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  8. Wendel Clark

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    This match is going to be a fucking battle
     
  9. SC

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    What a choke job this would be from Fritz
     
  10. Wendel Clark

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    Unreal choke
     
  11. Willpépé

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    Humbert took down Medvedev. Humbert looked the part two years ago but last year seemed like he took that gigantic French back step. Hopefully this springs him forward some, he’s fun to watch when he’s on.
     
  12. Wendel Clark

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    Hell of a match with Ruud and RBA
     
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    Sakkari about to get bageled in the 2nd set against Zidansek
     
  14. SC

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    Hubie down a set but up a break against some Georgian ranked 571st in the world.
     
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  15. Wendel Clark

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    Crazy part is, he is still -1400 to win the match
     
  16. Wendel Clark

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    Good 3rd set going on with Sakkari/Zidansek
     
  17. SC

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    RBA now with wins over Ruud and Garin to start the year. Still has plenty of game
     
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  18. Wendel Clark

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    Hes one of those guys that gets hot and will make the Aussie Quarters and then not get past the 2nd round in Indian Wells/Miami
     
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  19. Wendel Clark

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    Good win for Sakkari. Easy 1st set then get bageled, then blew a break lead in the 3rd
     
  20. SC

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    Great win for Maria. 2-hour battle is the perfect start to the WTA season.
     
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  21. Wendel Clark

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    Im very excited how Sebastian Baez does on the hard courts after a crazy clay court run at the end of the year
     
  22. paulski

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    I'm thinking that kind of fight is a great early lead in to the AO for her.
     
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  23. Wendel Clark

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    I watched most of the Rybakina match so far, she doesn't look good today
     
  24. Willpépé

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    Zidansek will probably make the Australian semis.
     
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  25. SC

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    Leylah starts her season with a great win over Alexandrova.

    #263 Priscilla Hon comes from a set down to beat Kvitova, and what a point this was.
     
  26. Wendel Clark

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    Osaka tonight
     
  27. Wendel Clark

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    Peg ups loses to Begu
     
  28. SC

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    Naomi back <3
     
  29. Willpépé

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    So Djokovic gets a medical exemption for Australian Open. Would love to know how this played out.

    1. Serious medical issue. If he wasn’t a world class athlete in like top .0001 shape on the planet earth this might make sense.

    2. Paid off some Aussies.
     
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  30. SC

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    Australian Open is going to have to explain themselves because that feels like some bullshit and Aussies have sacrificed so much just for an entitled athlete like Novak to get preferential treatment.
     
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    Gross
     
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    I've read, through unofficial sources, that there were four or five exemptions. Now this is alleged, with the caveat being that it's private and down to the player to disclose this information. Smells like shit to me.

    Another theory I read was that Novak had his medical files manipulated in Serbia as having some long standing condition. This is one I was not expecting. I honestly assumed he would just pay someone off to say he had the shot or shoot it into someone else.
     
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  34. paulski

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    You are 100% right - this is absolute fucking bullshit and the Australian public won't buy this garbage, especially those in Melbourne that put up with well over 100 days in lockdown.
     
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    Have you read or heard anything related to reports that there are multiple exemptions?
     
  36. beerleagueman

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    looking forward to AO
     
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    Are fans allowed at the Aussie?
     
  39. SC

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    Believe they’re hoping for full capacity, but the crowds have been non-existent pretty much at the tournaments going on now down there
     
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    want them there so they can boo the fuck out of him
     
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  41. paulski

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    This is all I've seen myself:

    "Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said Djokovic was just one of 26 applicants who applied for an exemption, of whom only a "handful" were successful.

    The ATAGI guidelines were clear on which circumstances were required to be granted a medical exemption, Mr Tiley said.

    These narrow circumstances included having had a previous anaphylactic reaction to a vaccine, having just had major surgery, and having had COVID-19 during the past six months, he added.

    Mr Tiley said names were redacted during the exemption process ensuring no officials knew they were assessing Djokovic's application."


    Load of horseshit that I don't believe a word of. He's forced them into giving him this exemption, probably through threatening never to return to the AO if it wasn't granted. Anyone that's been following what his dickhead father has been saying knows EXACTLY what's going on.
     
  42. paulski

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    Going to be a noisy 1st round match for him. Could even rival some of his early US Open matches.
     
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    Yea, pure bullshit.
     
  44. paulski

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    As the guy sarcastically said in SC's video, who knew that Djokovic has had this underlying medical condition for the past 20 years of dominating most of the men's tour! :meh:
     
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    Okay that’s the other piece I was reading about today and referenced up top. And to echo what I said up top, a handful were approved and they cite privacy is bullshit. That’s a complete cop out. I’d hope the anti-vax of the handful would speak out regarding their exemption. Either out yourself as a fucking moron or help people to understand why they can’t get it. Might help save a life, you don’t need a monumental cause because you have a platform. You can absolutely be anti vax if it would kill you but still support masks and vaccines, it’s not hard. But I suspect we won’t hear from Q-Tip or the other martyrs.
     
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  46. Wendel Clark

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    Sabalenka loses to Juvan
     
  47. Wendel Clark

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    Great win for Shelby over Sakkari
     
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  48. Wendel Clark

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    Damn what a 3:30 AM match

    Barty/Coco
     
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